All Blacks v Scotland: A rivalry in numbers

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30: The All Blacks and Scotland have clashed 30 times in Tests, with the All Blacks picking up 28 wins while two Tests have been drawn.

900: The All Blacks have scored exactly 900 points against Scotland in their 30 Tests for an average of 30 points per Test.


6: The All Blacks came back from a six point deficit at halftime to defeat Scotland 21-18 in one of the great Test matches played between the sides at Eden Park in 1990.

69: The All Blacks highest score and biggest winning margin against Scotland was achieved in their 69-20 victory in Dunedin in 2000.

5: The All Blacks and Scotland have clashed five times in Rugby World Cups with the All Blacks winning on each occasion. Scotland’s best result was a 13-6 loss in 1991.

0: The All Blacks are yet to land a drop goal against Scotland while Scotland have landed nine drop goals against the All Blacks. 

4: Christian Cullen’s four tries against Scotland in 1996 remain a record for most tries by a player in a Test between the two countries.

8: Just eight points separated the sides the last time they clashed. In 2014, the All Blacks overcame Scotland 24-16 at Murrayfield with a 73rd minute try to Jeremy Thrush giving the All Blacks the win.
108: Andrew Mehrtens 108 points are the most by a New Zealander against Scotland. Gavin Hastings leads the all-time point scoring for Scotland against the All Blacks with 50.

3: The Scotland team named to take on the All Blacks at Murrayfield in 2017 features three players that toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions earlier in the year – Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour and Finn Russell.

17: The All Blacks and Scotland haven’t played on New Zealand soil for 17 years with the last seven Tests between the sides all being played at Murrayfield.

39: Beauden Barrett has kicked 39 conversions in Test matches this year - just one short of his All Blacks record of 40 conversions from last year.

67,000: A sold-out crowd of 67,000 is expected to pack into Murrayfield for the 31st Test match played between the sides on Saturday 18 November (BST)